Submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request Online

You may submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) by using this online request form. This form can only be used to file a request for NEH records. Information about how to submit a FOIA request to other Federal agencies is available at Your request will be sent by email to the NEH Office of the General Counsel, which is responsible for processing all agency FOIA requests. If you have questions about submitting an online request or other questions about how to submit a request, you may contact the FOIA Requester Service Center by phone at (202) 606-8322 or by email at


* Required Fields
Please enter your phone number in this format: 999-999-9999.


In the box below, clearly describe the NEH records you seek. Your description should include identifying information such as names and/or grant titles or numbers, as well as time frames or offices to be searched. Please note that any record(s) you request must exist at the time you submit your FOIA request to NEH.
If you are requesting the application for an NEH-funded award, please indicate which parts of the application you would like (you may select more than one option):


A. Payment of fees
Fee waiver justification group

Fee Waiver Justification:

You may ask for a fee waiver or reduction in fees if the disclosure of information is not primarily in your commercial interest and is in the public interest because it is likely to contribute significantly to public understanding of the government's operations or activities.

B. Fee Status

To help NEH accurately assess the fees for your FOIA request, select the appropriate description of yourself below.

Fee Status


*Expedited Request Justification: In certain limited circumstances, NEH will move a FOIA request ahead of other requests. To qualify for expedited processing, you must show:

  1. that the failure to obtain the requested records on an expedited basis could reasonably be expected to pose an imminent threat to the life or physical safety of an individual; or
  2. there is an urgency to inform the public about an actual or alleged Federal government activity and you are a person primarily engaged in disseminating information.
Note: NEH uses the information you enter solely for processing FOIA requests. Please read NEH's privacy policy for more information.